I fell into an Internet black hole while resting my weary legs after a day of touristing (more posts on that later) and found this photo. Love everything about this outfit.
Charlotte’s 4th Birthday Party
Birthdays are a BIG DEAL in our house. I figured Charlotte is just about old enough to remember things like crazy over-the-top pink princess birthday parties that involve a real Cinderella in attendance.
It turned out better than I expected. All the girls arrived in their princess costumes or party dresses. Cinderella arrived shortly thereafter and entertained the girls with singing, dancing, story telling, a game of
Simon Princess Says, Q&A (during which there was a lot of discussion about Princess Anna and Queen Elsa - Cinderella told me confidentially that her Princess Anna costume is being made as clearly Cinderella is no longer flavor of the month with the 3/4 year old crowd), a dance party to the Frozen song (because obviously) and then photo time.
It. Was. So. Great.
A few pics.
Waiting for her friends to arrive:
Making the motherfucking uncooperative cake (truly a labor of love):
The fact that my formal living room is mostly unfurnished clearly worked in my favor as I was easily able to fit a table for 12 kiddos in there!
The finished product. (Did I mention what a total shithead this cake was being?)
Baby sister was mostly mesmerized by her shoes and occasionally mesmerized by Cinderella.
Charlotte’s preschool put on a Spring Concert on Friday. OMGGGGGG it was adorable to see Charlotte front and center belting out a couple of songs.
She had already performed Take Me Out To The Ballgame at home a few days beforehand as practice. I was in awe listening to my daughter who has very clearly left behind toddler-hood and is now a confident and intelligent little girl.
Remember the time I said that taking children to get professional pedicures and manicures was so STUPID. Well, I have three words for you. Pot. Kettle. Black. This was a little birthday treat for Charlotte and I must tell you - I had the best fun EVER with my girl. 💅
Book 6 :: You Before Me by Jojo Moyes
My co-worker was rattling off all the books she has recently read and liked and we quickly realized we have the same taste when it comes to reading. And also shoes. We both have three pairs of exactly the same shoes. And also bikinis. I sent a link to her the other day asking her opinion on a bikini. She liked it so much she bought it herself. And then obviously I bought it too. Anyway, the point is that my co-worker with great taste (!) recommended this book and so I read it.
At first I thought it was going to be terrible. The writing was a bit so-so to begin with. But very quickly I became hooked and loved it. I cried. Always a good sign.
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose …
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.
I give it 4 out of 5.
Took Alex to a really fun baby class today. The website said one of the many activities will be a craft activity. My initial thought: what the hell kind of craft activity can a 17 month old do? Well here is the answer. This is going straight to the pool room.
Hold your horses, kiddo
Me:: Five more sleeps until your birthday.
Charlotte:: Then I'll be four.
Charlotte:: I'll be going to college soon.
I was just going through my Pinterest to get some inspiration for decorating my house (my house preeeeetty much looks the same as it did about 2 days after we moved in) and found this pin.
It has some brilliant ideas for non-chocolate items to stuff into those plastic easter egg hunting thingy-majiggys.
Thought I’d share it here.